NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Videotage will present the exhibition Looking Down by the FUSE resident artist Peter Alwast from December 13th to 27th. The exhibition is inspired by his experience and observations of Hong Kong and takes form as a four channel video installation, which combines video, 3D animation and drawing to explore the proposition that the common is in fact the ground, everything falls to it, despite a vertical social contestation of space and the desire for mastery over time.


As Alwast’s first visit to Hong Kong, he was intrigued by the symbolic analogy between wealth and altitude. The richest people live with the most distance from the ground while the cities poorest literally occupy and sweep the ground beneath, with a conspicuous gap in between. As well, he expresses his insightful philosophy about life through the art work: the repetitive unfolding of time: the city sleeps, wakes, goes to work, comes home and at times goes wayward in repetitious rhythm. Through repetition, time appears to be suspended; we seem to be moving yet nothing changes except when repetition is broken by an object which falls to the ground. Repetition provides an illusory sense of mastery over time and space, regardless of the distance from the ground.

Looking Down
Date: December 13th – 27th, 2013
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Place: Videotag
Address: No. 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Raod, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, HK
Tel: +852 2573 1869

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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